Beautiful, Spacious and Mostly Accessible
This review is especially helpful for those who have or use the following: Walking Aid, Wheelchair, Speech Impairment
We live near Queens Park and go there almost everyday with our young son who uses both a wheelchair and a walking frame. The park is very big for being in a city and has lots of different areas with different terrains. The play park is often busy and not adapted ,although the picnic benches in the play park will accommodate a wheelchair, but there are lots of other areas of the park to explore. There are 2 ponds, a rose garden, a glasshouse (currently closed) a bandstand and lots of green space and some wooded areas. The main paths are wheelchair and walker accessible, well-surfaced and wide. There are some steep hills that may not be possible to climb in certain chairs but there are also lots of flat areas with good paths. The paths are also used by skateboarders and cyclists and the main routes can be very busy on a sunny day. There are multiple entrances to the park. There is no car park and parking is on the street and mainly free. The street parking next to the park is often busy but there is usually parking available on Langside Rd where there is an entrance to the park. The are lots of cafes to visit nearby on Pollokshaws Rd and in Shawlands. Overall the park is a lovely and varied place to visit. I would recommend for a family outing or picnic.
Transport & Parking
There is no car park. There is lots of on-street parking. The easiest place to park is Langside Rd. There are buses that stop near the park. Queens Park train station is NOT accessible due to the large amount of steps to reach the platform.
All entrances are wheelchair accessible. There are cobbles at the Victoria Rd and Pollokshaws Rd entrances. There are benches along the main paths, around the ponds, in the rose garden and in the grounds of the glass house (currently closed) The main paths are smooth and wide. The paths in the wooded areas can be bumpy, muddy and waterlogged. The play park is not adapted. The are picnic benches in the play park which accommodate a wheelchair.
There are no toilets in the park.